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OFL applauds Ontario NDP plan to bring universal dental care to Ontario

The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) congratulates the Ontario New Democratic Party on its platform announcement today, that it will create the province’s first dental care program for everyone if elected in 2018. “Too often, Ontarians end up in emergency wards because they can’t afford the dental care they need,” said OFL President Chris Buckley.…


OFL Statement on the Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Download the poster. The struggle to combat racial discrimination in Ontario and beyond continues in all avenues of life. Racism, bigotry, and hatred exist in all avenues of life, with hate crimes reported across Canada and Ontario. In a recent poll, twenty-five per cent of Canadians answered that they have experienced racism. That’s a rise…


Support for Workers’ Comp is a Right Campaign

Download the letter from Chris Buckley here. Download the OFL’s Workers’ Compensation Lobby Kit here. Download the Package for Allies here.  At the OFL convention in November, delegates voted unanimously to endorse the Ontario Network of Injured Workers’ Groups (ONIWG) Workers’ Comp is a Right campaign. It’s a province-wide campaign, with participating injured worker groups…


Seeking nominations for the OFL Solidarity and Pride Champion Award

Click here to download the Nomination Form. Click here to download the Award Criteria. Greetings: The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) is seeking nominations from affiliates, local unions and labour councils for the SOLIDARITY & PRIDE CHAMPION AWARD. This annual award is to acknowledge and celebrate individuals or groups who have made a significant or…


This International Women’s Day, push for pay equity

On International Women’s Day, the Ontario Federation of Labour celebrates hard-fought wins and ongoing efforts for achieving equality for women.  Across our movement women are making change for themselves and for generations to come; we see those changes every day, but we celebrate them especially on International Women’s Day. Women in leadership across the Ontario…


OFL President Buckley demands labour unity and an end to raiding

The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) President Chris Buckley today issued a tough call for the restoration of unity in the province’s labour movement and an immediate end to raiding of some unions by others. The practice of raiding is not new, as history has proven – it only serves to disrupt and divide us.…


Valentine deliveries to more than 200 Tim Hortons on Feb 13 to support Tim Hortons workers

(TORONTO, ON) – Ontarians are delivering Valentines to workers at more than 200 Tim Hortons outlets today; valentines that contain messages of support and additional information about workplace rights. This action comes on the heels of a National Day of Action January 19, which saw rallies at over 50 Tim Hortons locations across Canada. “Valentine’s…


Statement by the Canadian Council of the Canadian Labour Congress

To download or view a copy of the statement, click here.    February 5, 2018 The 55 unions represented on the Canadian Council of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) recognize without exception that when one of our affiliates is attacked, our movement is attacked. Therefore, the CLC condemns, in the strongest possible terms, the decision and…


OFL Statement: Ontario Court of Appeal decision – Metron Construction

(TORONTO, ON) ─ Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) President Chris Buckley commended yesterday’s appeal decision for Metron Construction Project Manager Vadim Kazenelson, calling it a confirmation of a historic decision that sends a strong message to every employer in the province. In January of 2016, Ontario Court Judge, the Honourable Ian MacDonnell, sentenced Kazenelson to…


OFL Statement on Patrick Brown’s Resignation

The OFL acknowledges the courage of the women who came forward to speak about sexual misconduct they say they experienced from Patrick Brown. “What these two young people describe is unacceptable behavior that is all-too-common,” said OFL President Chris Buckley. “I want to send a message to anyone who has experienced sexual harassment, that the…


Across Canada, rallies demand fair treatment for #TimHortons Workers

(Toronto, ON) – Today, across Canada, rallies are being held at more than 40 Tim Hortons locations from Nova Scotia to Vancouver to tell RBI Inc., the parent company of Tim Hortons, that it must take action to guarantee fair work for its employees. Following widespread revelations that Tim Hortons workers were losing paid breaks and…


Media Advisory – Day of Action in support of #TimHortons Workers

(Toronto, ON) –  Friday January 19, 2018 is the National Day of Action in Support of Tim Hortons Workers. Following widespread revelations that Tim Hortons workers were losing paid breaks and benefits in response to Ontario’s increase to the minimum wage, the labour movement, community organizations, and the broader public mobilized to protest the rollbacks.…